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January 07, 2019

Because of a recent surge of flu cases diagnosed at the hospital, Nash UNC Health Care has implemented its Influenza Plan that includes visitor restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of flu to patients, visitors and staff.

“Because of the increase in flu cases, we are asking the public…

January 06, 2019

Anyone who didn't make it to the Harrison Family YMCA Open House and Health Fair on Saturday missed out on a lot of fun and useful information.

During the four-hour event, participants had free use of all equipment and facilities, including the ever popular racquetball courts. Samplers of Zumba and…

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December 31, 2018

The past year has been one of transition for Nash UNC Health Care in terms of leadership and new approaches to health care as the hospital seeks to plug its financial drain and improve its care to the community.

“2018 has been a year of transition for Nash UNC Health Care,” said Nash…

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December 30, 2018

Caring for others is at the heart of the nursing profession.

Sometimes that calling takes nurses across town to a doctor’s office or a hospital. But one local nurse’s desire to help others has taken her halfway across the world.

For the past five months, nurse Sarah Johnson, who…

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December 25, 2018

A local pharmacist is seeking to educate Twin Counties residents on uses and benefits of Cannabidiol, recently made legal with the passage of the U.S. Farm Bill.

“CBD will not make you high. It has more anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, immunomodulating and anti-anxiety properties," said…

December 25, 2018

Mike Beaudin lost his wife 3½ years ago after her year-long struggle with lung cancer. He was her 24/7 caregiver.

“I was fortunate to be able to be there for my wife,” he said, “through both the good times and the difficult.”

A retired banker, Beaudin recently was…

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December 23, 2018

Rocky Mount Councilman the Rev. Richard Joyner has lent his voice to an effort opposing State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s proposed cuts to State Health Plan reimbursements.

Vidant Health is working to build a grass-roots opposition movement, dubbed Stand Up for ENC, to the proposal it…

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December 05, 2018

A discussion on ways to to improve health care in rural and undeserved areas in Eastern North Carolina took place Monday at the Rocky Mount Mills.

The event was the second part of the Triangle Business Journal’s Rural Health Care series. Gov. Roy Cooper reportedly has been at the…

November 13, 2018

Local health officials say a recent bout of norovirus associated with a local restaurant has ended but are warning residents to watch for other incidents of norovirus contagion in the coming days.

Clinical testing has identified norovirus as the agent responsible for the outbreak of…

November 02, 2018

The Nash County Health Department has issued an alert to customers who have recently dined at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant at 1296 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

The department received numerous reports of stomach illness from patrons who ate at the restaurant on or after Oct. 25, according to a press…

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